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What will I learn?

Combine studies in urban and regional planning with environmental science in this double degree. Graduate with a highly relevant skills for a careers in urban design, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development.


  • New double degree now available for mid-year entry
  • Combines strengths in Urban and Regional Planning with Environmental Science, addressing industry needs
  • Develop highly relevant skills to design and plan large-scale projects, ensuring the balance of usability and liveability with sustainable land management.
  • Study community planning, creative design, environmental management, geography, infrastructure provisions, spatial science.
  • Graduates work in urban design, transport planning, development assessment, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development.

Why choose this course?

We rely on our natural environment to sustain our lives and our lifestyles. We continually need to improve our understanding and management of the natural environment to balance our development with wise management while minimising impacts and degradation.

QUT is recognised for combining community involvement with design and implementation skills, which are based on links with environmental planning and management, property economics, architecture and landscape architecture.

You will work on inclusive community planning, integrated infrastructure provision, creative design, and practical problem-solving projects run in collaboration with partners in local and state government, developers and local community groups.

An understanding of the mechanisms controlling environmental systems provides the skills required to undertake a great range of scientific environmental planning and management, and tackle problems such as local water quality and ecosystem impacts, soil erosion, catchment and groundwater use, or adaptation to global climate change.

You will experience some of the most advanced laboratories and field work opportunities in Australia and be taught by staff who are at the top of their fields internationally. You will also stay in touch with the real world, as guest lectures, site visits and opportunities for work integrated learning bring a strong industry flavour to the degree.

Careers and outcomes

With this industry-relevant double degree, you'll be skilled in the implementation of environmental surveys, and confident in the analysis and interpretation of environmental data. You'll be able to consult on the environmental impact of tourism and urban development, ports, and industrial projects. You'll be able to play a leading role in the urban design of housing, open space and recreational planning, or transport planning; as well as the rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded sites.

You could work in federal, state or local government departments and agencies, development companies, major industry, or professional planning and environmental consultancies.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning) has accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia.

The Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) may be eligible for membership of:

  • The Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Soil Science Australia
  • Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia
  • Society for Conservation Biology Oceania
  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association, among others.



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,800.00 (19,24,731) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An aggregate score of 8 based on the best three A-Level subjects from General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced (A2) Level. A or A2-Level: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, A maximum of two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects can be counted in place of one A-level subject provided that the same subject has not been taken at A level. AS-or A1 Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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